Community Foundation Awards 111 Scholarships Totaling More Than $225,000

DANVILLE, VA- The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has awarded 111 scholarships totaling more than $225,000 to area students. Presentations from 48 different scholarship funds within The Community Foundation were made at a scholarship reception held June 10, 2018 at The Community Center in Chatham. The Community Foundation has awarded 1,048 scholarships totaling more than $2.3 million since its beginning in 1996.

The Adkerson-Dodson Special Education Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of Elsie Carolyn Adkerson and in memory of Robert Edward Adkerson and Elsie Herndon Adkerson.  The scholarship supports deserving Danville/Pittsylvania residents who have a need for financial support and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or licensure in special education.  Katherine Johnson (Averett University) received $925.

The William E. Barr Scholarship was established in 2013 in memory of William E. Barr. The scholarship supports Danville – Pittsylvania County graduates attending Hampden-Sydney College. Isaac Whitfield (Hampden-Sydney College) received $1,250.

The Bennett-Bushnell-Jones-Kaufman Scholarship was established in 2008 to provide scholarships to second-year nursing students at Danville Community College. Megan Melton (Danville Community College) received $1,000 and Erica Myers (Danville Community College) received $885.

The Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of Deputy Sherriff Frankie Lynn Betterton who was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on May 17, 2002.  The scholarship is for Danville/Pittsylvania residents who have a financial need and who are pursuing a law enforcement career.  Nicholas Mitchell (Chatham High School) received $1,000.

The James W. Bryant, Sr. and James T. Collie Scholarship was established in 2005 by a retired school teacher. The scholarship is for Pittsylvania County Public Schools graduates, with a preference for those pursuing education or nursing.  Destinee Carter (Chatham High School) received $2,100, Erika Dodson (James Madison University) received $1,900, Katie Loomis (Longwood University) received $2,100, and Morgan Jones (Chatham High School) received $2,100.

The Bernard C. Calvert Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Brosville Council #51 of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. The scholarship is restricted to Tunstall High School graduates, preferably students who attended either Brosville or Stony Mill Schools. Anna Catherine Kueng (Tunstall High School) received $1,050, and Jessica McClanahan (Averett University) received $900.

The Lawrence R. Dabbs Scholarship was established in 2017 by the estate of George Earl Dabbs who wished to create an endowed scholarship fund to benefit Caswell County high school graduates in memory of his brother, Lawrence R. Dabbs.  A scholarship in the amount of $930 was presented to Zachary Coleman (Bartlett Yancey High School).

The John Watson Daniel Scholarship was established by the JWD Retirement Club in 1997.  A scholarship in the amount of $950 was presented to Bailey Gray (North Carolina State University).

The Steven Bruce Daniels, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of Steven Bruce Daniels, Jr.  This scholarship is for Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell county graduates attending either NC State University or Virginia Tech and plans to study in the field of agriculture (primary) or with a high school varsity athletics background (secondary). This scholarship is renewable. Brent Jones (North Carolina State University) and Macon Maxey (Virginia Tech), and Andrew Ward (Bartlett Yancey High School) each received $5,000.

The Danville Academic Boosters Club Scholarship is awarded to the top five scholastic students in the Danville Public School system.  The following students received scholarships – Colin Stevens (Galileo Magnet High School) received $575, Isaiah Jenkins (George Washington High School) received $475, Che-Rui Horng (George Washington High School) received $300, Carter Light (George Washington High School) received $250 and Samantha Mills (George Washington High School) received $200.

The Danville Lions Foundation was established in 2016 to provide scholarships to Danville- Pittsylvania and Caswell County high school graduates who are pursuing a health related profession with a preference for those in a graduate level of study, especially those studying sight and speech/hearing professions. Tanner Cooke (Lynchburg College School of Graduate Studies) received $2,150, Kenya Elliot (Jefferson College of Health Science) received $2,250, Mason Moorefield (Longwood University) received $2,150 and Lauren Yoder (Campbell University) received $2,150.

The Danville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary/Volunteers Scholarship was established in 2007 for Danville Regional Medical Center employees, volunteers and their immediate families, who are studying a medical field.  Grey Capozzoli (Tunstall High School) received $2,500, Elizabeth McBride (Jefferson College of Health Science) received $1,950, Katie Scarce (Averett University) received $2,500, Sydney Quesenberry (Chatham High School) received $1,950 and Conner Weaver (Tunstall High School) received $1,950.

The Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship was established in 2010 to benefit graduating seniors of Danville or Pittsylvania County. This scholarship is renewable. The following students received $5,500 each – Christene Buchanan (University of Virginia), Joshua Buckley (University of Virginia), Domitilo Gomez (University of Virginia), Che-Rui Horng (George Washington High School), Danielle Jeffers (Virginia Tech), Jonathan McCain (UNC Chapel Hill), Morgan Mitchell (Old Dominion University), Cameron Rigney (Tunstall High School), Fabian Shelton (Virginia Tech), and Makeda Warner (College of William & Mary).

The Susan L. Edwards Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Susan L. Edwards in 2012.  The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing the field of radiologic technology.  Taylor Astin (Tunstall High School) received $1,000.

One student received the John R. and Betty B. Eggleston Scholarship, established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Eggleston in 2002. The scholarship was presented to Zachary Unger (Liberty University) in the amount of $885.

The Fairview United Methodist Church Scholarship was established in 2017 by Fairview United Methodist Church. This scholarship is awarded to students who are active members of the church. Kaitlyn Sage (Shenandoah University) received $1,180.

The First Responder-Hero Education Scholarship was established in 2013 to provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania-Caswell County High School graduates whose parents are armed force members or veterans, law enforcement officers, or fulltime or volunteer firefighters, with a preference for graduates whose parents were killed or wounded while performing their duties. Dylan Haley (Danville Community College) and Haley Shaffer (Salem College) each received $950.

The Margaret Spruce Floyd Scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Floyd and transferred to The Community Foundation in 2003. The scholarship is awarded to female high school students from Pittsylvania County.  Amber Huggins (James Madison University) received $1,050 and Mary Richfield (Faith Christian Academy) received $1,100.

The GW Class of 1957 Scholarship was established in 2007 to benefit George Washington High School students.  The Class of 1957 created the scholarship for their 50th High School Reunion. Isabele Turner (George Washington High School) received $1,935.

The Gantsoudes Scholarship was established in 2008 to benefit George Washington High School students attending college in Virginia or North Carolina.  Anna Crooks (George Washington High School) received $1,950.

The Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac Scholarship was created in 2000 to benefit area students who may attend the Illinois Institute of Technology or pursue technical disciplines. Justin Fuller (Tunstall High School) received $3,000, Landon Holley (Virginia Tech) received $3,000, Justin McCune (George Mason University) received $3,000, Voss Neal (George Washington High School) received $3,000, Joseph Snead (Virginia Tech) received $2,500 and Shane Tu (Galileo Magnet High School) received $3,000.

The Diane Marie Gross Scholarship was established with The Community Foundation in 2013.  The scholarship is for Danville graduates attending Washington and Lee University or the College of William and Mary. Emma Hale (Tunstall High School) received $990.

The John B. Grubb Scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Mr. Grubb to benefit Danville and Pittsylvania County Public School graduates. Colin Stevens (Galileo Magnet High School) received $885.

The Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship was established in 2015.  The scholarship is for local African American students with a preference for those studying business or with an entrepreneurial interest. LaChelle Clark (Averett University) received $870.

The Ray M. Harris Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Harris and transferred to The Community Foundation in 2004. The scholarship gives primary consideration to Pittsylvania County High School graduates.  Tiesha Davis (Gretna High School), Heather Huggins (James Madison University) and Paige Perkins (Dan River High School) each received $1,495.

The Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship recognizes outstanding drama students in the Danville Public Schools. Allison Davis (Dan River High School) received $1,275.

The Douglas Sager Hayes and Mildred “Mickey” Hayes Scholarship was established in 2013 to provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania graduates studying art. Sarah Hawkins (Galileo Magnet High School) received $1,650, Hannah Long (James Madison University) received $1,650, Rachel Olp (James Madison University) received $1,650 and Harper Scollo (Averett University) received $1,400.

The Eliza Patterson Hines Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to support local graduates pursuing a career in teaching, preferably in grades 1-7.  Rachel Barnwell (Bartlett Yancey High School) received $1,580.

The Hokie Bird Scholarship was established in 2013 to support Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates attending Virginia Tech.  Michael Adkins (Virginia Tech) received $800 and Lacey Kirby (Virginia Tech) received $1,000.

The John L. Hurt, Jr. Scholarship supports students from Gretna High School, with a preference for students who have attended the John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary School. India Patterson (Gretna High School) and Kenna Thacker (Gretna High School) each received $1,150.

The Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship was transferred to the foundation in 2010 from Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church to benefit its active members. Lauren Johnson (North Carolina State University) received $7,800.

The Onnie H. & Bertie W. Milloway Scholarship benefits area students who attend Averett University. Scholarships were presented to current Averett students Katelyn Dewberry received $1,990, Makenna Harris received $1,990 and John Oakes received $1,989.

The Patrick H. Musick Scholarship was established to provide funding for deserving Averett University students who have a tennis-playing background. Tyler Goad (Averett University) was awarded $1,100.

The North Main Baptist Church Scholarship was established in 2016 for students who have been members of North Main Baptist Church for a minimum of one year. With a preference for those who are studying or plan to enter ministry-related fields, and have actively participated in North Main Baptist Church or college related ministries. Kaytlin Hardy (Radford University) received $1,600.

The Arnold B. Porter & Elizabeth J. Porter Scholarship was established in 2006 for students who are members of Fairview United Methodist Church.  Anna Brooks (Virginia Tech) received $1,050, Hannah Hale (Tunstall High School) received $1,550 and Morgan Tucker (James Madison University) received $1,050.

The Elizabeth Whitlow Reith Price/ R.N. Whitlow Family Nursing Scholarship was established in 2016 to support graduates of Bartlett Yancey High School who are pursing nursing or health related professions at an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree level of study. Jessica Long (Mary Baldwin University-Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences) was awarded $1,700 and Taylor Jones (Bartlett Yancey High School) was awarded $2,000.

The Irene L. Pritchett Scholarship was created years ago to benefit area African-American students. The Pritchett scholarship was transferred to The Community Foundation in 2001. Monique Barbour (Gretna High School), and Stephney Tucker (Dan River High School) were each awarded $1,950.

The Alger Pugh Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Alger Pugh, GW High School football coach, after his death in 1984. The scholarship was then transferred to The Community Foundation and is given to deserving GW athletes, with a preference to GW Football players. Samuel Branch, III, Isaiah Davis, and William Jackson (George Washington High School) each received $1,300.

Six Gretna High School seniors were awarded $1,125 each from the Richard Ramsey Scholarship.  The Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Ramsey, a Gretna High School teacher, many years ago and transferred to The Community Foundation in 2010.  This scholarship was created to benefit Gretna High School students.  The recipients are Emily Andrews, Monique Barbour, Taylor Boone, Tiesha Davis, Lauryn Jones and Moses Mangrum.

The Riddle-Francis Scholarship, which was created in 2005 by a former teacher to benefit Pittsylvania County students, with a preference for Tunstall and Dan River students. Daniel Francis (Dan River High School) and Gregory Shelton (Dan River High School) each received $1,425.

The Rotary Club of Yanceyville Scholarship was established in 2013 by the Rotary Club of Yanceyville for graduates of Bartlett Yancey High School. Kelly Rios (Bartlett Yancey High School) received $1,345.

The Percy and Velna Scearce Scholarship was created in 2001 to benefit area students. Hannah Hawkins (Liberty University) received $800, and Samantha Shelton (Tunstall High School) each received $1,000.

The Spiros Skenderis Memorial Scholarship was created by the Danville Bar Association in memory of Judge Spiros Skenderis. Judge Skenderis served as a compassionate judge of the Danville Juvenile and Domestic Relations District for 19 years.  Caleb Brinkley (Galileo Magnet High School) and Daniel Riddle (George Washington High School) each received $1,850.

The Eileen and Joseph Stendig Scholarship was created in 2005 to benefit area students.  Jack Garret, III (Galileo Magnet High School) and Evelyn Villalobos (George Washington High School) each received $2,500.

The Louise P. Surles Scholarship supports area students who attend the University of Virginia.  Emily Andrews (Gretna High School) and Makayla Crumpton (Tunstall High School) were each awarded $1,725.

The Florence P. Wagner and Jennie Lee Wagner Scholarship was established in 2008 to provide scholarships to Pittsylvania County high school graduates.  Summer Carlsen (Chatham High School) was awarded $1,500.

The Andy Warren Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of GW High School assistant football coach and is given to deserving GW athletes. Samuel Branch, III, Isaiah Davis, and William Jackson (George Washington High School) each were awarded $1,400.

The Woodlawn Academy Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide scholarships for former Woodlawn Academy students and immediate family of former students. Lauren Oakes (James Madison University) received $1,750 and Dylan Sparks (Chatham High School) received $2,600.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals or businesses may establish their own endowment or scholarship fund or may contribute any amount to existing funds. For more information, contact Debra L. Dodson at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA, 24541, (434) 793-0884, visit their web site www.cfdrr.org, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

June 2018 E-Newsletter

May 2018 E-Newsletter

Community Foundation Accepting Donations for Two Storm Relief and Recovery Funds

DANVILLE, VA –The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting donations for two emergency funds to help our community in relief and recovery efforts for the recent storms and tornado.

First, our Agency Emergency Fund is available when:

  • The request is time-sensitive in nature and could not have been predicted or reasonably planned for and a response for the emergency is needed in 45 days or less.
  • The request is to support a short-term urgent funding need created by an unforeseen event that has or will significantly interrupt essential services.

Second, our Disaster Relief Fund was opened to accept and strategically disburse local, regional and national funding on behalf of local disaster response and relief efforts.  The Community Foundation will work through local nonprofit agencies to provide grants to agencies and possibly individuals as needed to assist with disaster response and relief expenses not covered by other sources.

Donations to support the local response and relief efforts can be made online at www.cfdrr.org or mailed to The Community Foundation at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541. Please designate any donations to either the Agency Emergency Fund or the Disaster Relief Fund at The Community Foundation.

Please note that any gifts to either of these funds may be used for other emergencies if funds are not needed for the recent storm.

For more information, contact The Community Foundation at 434-793-0884.

April 2018 E-Newsletter

Community Foundation Awards Autism Education Grants

DANVILLE, VA- The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is pleased to report that Danville Science Center, Just Kids Child Development Center, and Pittsylvania County Schools have been approved to receive grants from their Autism Education Fund.  This Fund was created with the proceeds raised from the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k.

Applications will be accepted every year to award grants to support the education related to individuals, families, community, and educators in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County.

The following grants were awarded from The Autism Education Fund:

Danville Science Center ($1,425) To support the Summer Sensory Night project, designed to create a more inclusive environment for the Science Center family and school audiences that include members within the autism spectrum.

Just Kids Child Development Center ($1,375) To improve the social and emotional development of school-aged children by offering identity building activities in an inclusive summer program.

Pittsylvania County Schools ($12,000) To improve and sustain educational services to Pittsylvania County School students on the autism spectrum.

The Community Foundation is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals or businesses may establish their own fund or may contribute any amount to existing Funds. The Community Foundation may be contacted at 541 Loyal Street, VA  24541, (434) 793-0884 or www.cfdrr.org.

March 2018 E-Newsletter

February 2018 E-Newsletter

Community Foundation awards grants from The Fund for Halifax County

DANVILLE, VA- The Fund for Halifax County has awarded its sixth round of grants, thanks to the work of the Halifax County Advisory Committee.  The committee consists of a few prominent members of Halifax County who wish to see the county grow and prosper.  After carefully reviewing the applications received, they chose The Good Samaritan $500 to support fuel/utilities/housing assistance for citizens of Halifax County and Main Street United Methodist Church $500 to purchase food for the Jane Jones Food Pantry.  The committee also chose to award the South Boston Medical Fund in the amount of $900 to the Halifax County Cancer Association.  Checks were presented at each organization’s location on January 25.

The Community Foundation has awarded more than $15,000 to Halifax County organizations through the Fund for Halifax County, South Boston Medical Fund, Gideon Miller Cancer Fund and Benjamin M. Sugg Fund.

The Fund for Halifax County is a unique opportunity for citizens, organizations and businesses to help build an endowment to improve and enrich lives in Halifax County. The Community Foundation hopes to grow this unrestricted fund to enable more grants to be given in the future.  The next cycle of online grant applications for The Fund for Halifax County will be taken in August 2018.

Anyone can make donations to The Fund for Halifax County. Checks should be made to The Community Foundation, with the Halifax County Fund specified, and mailed to 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541. Online gifts can be made through www.cfdrr.org. Gifts of stock, life insurance, and personal property can be accepted, as well as will bequests.

For more information on The Fund for Halifax County or establishing a charitable fund of any type, contact the Foundation office at 434-793-0884 or visit the web site www.cfdrr.org.

Community Foundation announces over $635,000 in new grants; More than $22.6 million given since formation

DANVILLE, VA- The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today a total of more than $637,000 in new grants to 43 non-profit community agencies at a reception at Ballou Recreation Center. The Community Foundation was incorporated in 1996 and has already returned more than $22.6 million in community grants and scholarships.

This year’s grants contain $250,000 in funding made available by a grant from the Danville Regional Foundation. A complete listing of the grants awarded from the Danville Regional Foundation’s support is below.

The following grants were awarded from various funds as described below:

The Community Impact Fund is made up of the following unrestricted funds: James Russell Anderson and Zora Carter Anderson Endowment Fund, Buck- Wayland Fund, Faith Home Endowment Fund, Clarence L. Giles Fund, Harry Melton Hood Fund, Elizabeth (Betty) W. Jefferson Fund, D. Webster, Jr., and Elizabeth S. Marshall Fund, James A. and Anne V. Robertson Fund, Barbara H. Sater and Herbert W. Sater Memorial Fund, and John C. Swanson, Jr. Fund

 

Averett University ($25,000) To assist Averett in updating Main Hall to a 21st century living-learning environment for students. (Community Impact Fund)

Caswell County Partnership for Children ($4,120) To provide seven books to each of the children enrolled in the Raise-A-Reader program. (Community Impact Fund)

Caswell Family Medical Center ($17,300) To expand access to the established “House Calls Program”. (Community Impact Fund) 

Chatham Fire Department  ($7,900) To purchase two computer software packages enabling the Chatham Fire Department to digitally manage emergency incident reporting and data.  (W. Earl & Elise M. G. Allen Fund)

City of Danville– Neighbors Helping Neighbors ($48,000) To provide eligible families with assistance to pay utility bills in order to avoid termination of utility services to families considered vulnerable as well as to assist families with the critical need or temporary housing. (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Area Choral Arts Society ($2,000) To purchase music, compensate instrumentalists, compensate music director, pay for marketing, venue rental, and custodian.  (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Area Humane Society  ($1,425) To provide free Critter Camp experiences for at-risk and/or disadvantaged youth. (Faye Carter Fund)

Danville Community College Educational Foundation ($25,000) To  support expansion of Danville Community College’s Cosmetology program. (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Concert Association ($3,500) To offer an unusual one-day Artists-in-Residency Program, conducted by TAO: Drum Heart for area students in three public schools. (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Family YMCA ($12,000) To purchase two Expresso Bikes. (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Science Center ($20,000) To provide science center visitors with engaging educational exhibits and films. (Community Impact Fund; Faye Carter Fund; Daniel Fund)

Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association ($40,000) To assist cancer patients in the Danville/Pittsylvania area with the cost of their cancer related prescriptions. (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services ($15,000) To increase access to disability services directly impacting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who lack funding options for critical needs. (Community Impact Fund)

Danville Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity ($5,000) To help design and implement a modern, mobile-friendly, dynamic website. (Community Impact Fund; Daniel Fund) 

First Tee of Danville ($5,000) To fund 35 participants for the 2018 season. (Community Impact Fund; Ahmed Childrens Fund)

Free Clinic of Danville ($46,000) To underwrite the supply and labor costs of providing care for Free Clinic patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. (Community Impact Fund; Daniel Fund)

HAVEN of the Dan River Region ($1,800) To support residents’ health needs and supplies. (Community Impact Fund)

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia ($18,000) To grant wishes for at least two local children who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. (Community Impact Fund)

Pelham Community Center ($4,850) To have a transfer switch installed by a NC Licensed Electrician to enable Pelham Community Center to be declared a back-up shelter. (Community Impact Fund)

Pittsylvania County ($11,745) To outfit the Pittsylvania Pet Center with a new commercial washer and dryer. (Community Impact Fund; Animal Welfare Fund; Irving H. and Louise Hambrick Scarce Animal Fund)

Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation ($25,000) To improve surface conditions on the Ringgold Rail Trail in the eastern part of the County. (Community Impact Fund; Allen Fund)

Purley United Methodist Church ($10,000) To provide children with access to safe and convenient playground facilities. (Community Impact Fund)

River District Festival  ($12,000) To support festivities and events associated with the River District Festival. (Community Impact Fund)

Southern Area Agency on Aging ($15,000) To provide emergency services to older individuals. (Community Impact Fund)

SPCA of Martinsville/Henry County ($2,500) To purchase two stainless steel sinks. (Community Impact Fund)

Virginia Dental Association Foundation ($2,500) To provide case management for the DDS program in Danville and Pittsylvania County. (Community Impact Fund)

 

The following grants were awarded as a result of The Community Foundation’s grantmaking partnership with Danville Regional Foundation.

Blairs Fire & Rescue ($25,000) To purchase compliant Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area ($10,000) To provide eleven 1.5 hour monthly workshops for youth, parents or volunteers that focus on the prevention of violence.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area ($21,000) To support the continuation and expansion of its STEM programming. (Gamewood Technology Fund)

Caswell County Parish, Inc ($18,000) To provide assistance to families who are threatened with loss of shelter due to catastrophic events.

Caswell Family Medical Center ($20,000) To the Caswell Cancer Resource Fund to deliver support services to residents of Caswell County that have a cancer diagnosis.

Climax Volunteer Fire Department ($3,250) To purchase a high-pressure air lifting bag kit to complement their vehicle extrication equipment.

Community Improvement Council ($11,350) To create a parent education and resource program for the families of children enrolled in the Head Start program.

Danville Church Based Tutorial Program, Inc.  ($10,000) To purchase 20 computers to assist with reading and math skills.

Danville Speech and Hearing Center ($25,000) To provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of speech therapy and supplies for clients that cannot afford them. (Daniel Fund)

Danville Symphony Orchestra ($6,350) To present a series of four live orchestral music concerts for the general public of Danville, Southside Virginia and Piedmont NC (Daniel Fund)

God’s Storehouse ($20,000) To purchase food for the Malcom Huckabee Backpacks Program. (Daniel Fund)

House of Hope ($8,400) To provide 140 backpacks, including essentials, for the area’s homeless citizens. (Daniel Fund)

Just Kids Child Development Center ($10,000) To support the 2018 Summer Camp Program. (Faye Carter Fund) 

Mt. Hermon Volunteer Fire and Rescue ($12,500) To purchase six two-way portable radios specifically made for emergency service workers for mission-controlled communication.

Northern Pittsylvania County Food Center ($20,000) To purchase food from both local markets as well as Feeding America Southwest Virginia.

Providence Fire and Rescue ($20,000) To replace the 1971 wildland/brush fire apparatus.

Yanceyville Volunteer Fire and Rescue ($15,800) To purchase the equipment necessary to complete and place in service an additional first out fire truck.

 

PREVIOUSLY AWARDED GRANTS

The following grants were also recognized but have been previously awarded from donor advised and designated funds:

Agency Emergency Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

Caswell County Public Library

P. L. Anderson, Jr. Family Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

First Baptist Church

Free Clinic of Danville

Salvation Army

Autism Education Fund

Averett University

Danville Science Center

For the Children Partners in Prevention Coalition

Pittsylvania County Schools

Robert R. Blackwell and Lick Fork Primitive Baptist Church Fund

Lick Fork Primitive Baptist Church

Board Fund

Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

Boys & Girls Clubs Endowment Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

Gary A. and Sherry M. Carroll “Good for Youth” Fund

Boy Scouts of America, Blue Ridge Mountains Council

Christian Charities Fund

God’s Pit Crew

Grace and Main Fellowship

Transitions Pregnancy Center

James L. Clark and Henrietta Clark Fund

Danville Life Saving Crew and Rescue Squad

Moffett Memorial Baptist Church

Collins ‘Great Outdoors’ Fund

Caswell County Brightleaf Hoedown

City of Danville– Parks and Recreation

Pat & Cathy Daly Family Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

Philip & Frances Daly Family Fund

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

P. Niles and Carol Daly, Jr. Fund

House of Hope

Dan River Inc. Endowment Fund

Averett University

Averett University BSN Nursing Student Scholarship Aid

Danville Community College Educational Foundation

Danville Community College Workforce Success/Student Career Coach Initiative

Danville Community College Educational Foundation-Baseball     Program

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services- Board Gang Task Force Program

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber Foundation Ed Steffey Golf Tournament

Danville Symphony Orchestra

Free Clinic of Danville

God’s Pit Crew

House of Hope

United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County

United Way of Greater Houston- Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Danville Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund

Danville Symphony Orchestra

Davis Family Fund

Averett University

Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church

Danville Pittsylvania Cancer

Free Clinic of Danville

Longwood University

Martinsville Cemetery Fund

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church

Evans Library Fund

City of Danville – Danville Public Library

Gantsoudes Family Fund

Danville Pittsylvania Cancer

St. Peter’s Greek Orthodox Church

Garden Club of Danville Fund

Garden Club of Danville

Juanita G. “Nita” Grant Fund

Averett University’s Library

First Baptist Church

Bobby Hawker Memorial Fund

Caswell Family Medical Center

Pittsylvania County Community Action

Holland Fund

Salvation Army

Wayles R. Harrison Memorial Fund

Danville Pittsylvania Cancer

Peter and Jo Ann Howard L’Dor V’Dor Fund

Temple Beth Sholom

Hospice Support Services Fund

Danville Pittsylvania Cancer

Southern Area Agency on Aging

Larry Donald Huskey Memorial Fund

ARC of the Southside

Danville Speech & Hearing

Free Clinic of Danville

Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation

Kang-A-Rhue Children’s Cancer Fund

Danville Pittsylvania Cancer

Keokee Fund

Galileo High School

Pittsylvania County Schools

Sam and Margaret Kushner Fund

Temple Beth Sholom

Alexander Heath Light & Mary Nelson Light Mission Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area

Main Street United Methodist Church Fund

God’s Pit Crew

God’s Storehouse

House of Hope

Salvation Army

Transitions Pregnancy Solutions

Marshall Family Fund

Averett University

Boy Scouts of America, Blue Ridge Mountains Council

Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

Danville Community College Educational Foundation

Free Clinic of Danville

God’s Storehouse

Grace Design United Methodist Church

Gideon Miller Cancer Fund

Danville Pittsylvania Cancer

Miller Woodbury Fund

Danville Area Humane Society

Audrey F. Millner Memorial Fund

Chatham Fire Department

Danville Concert Association

Moses & Louise A. Merricks Fund

Mount Cross Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Wayles Harrison Cancer Fund

Morotock Arts and Culture Fund

Averett University

City of Danville– Parks and Recreation

Danville Area Choral Arts Society

Danville Concert Association

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

Danville Symphony Orchestra

Langhorne House

Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Youth Mission Fund

Mt. Hermon Baptist Church

Mary Neil Literacy Fund

Pittsylvania County Literacy Program

B.C. & Annie Lee Owen Fund

Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle

Clarksville Regional Museum

Mecklenburg County Cancer Association

Southside Virginia Community College Nursing Program

Alma Courtney “Sigie” Perkinson Rose Fund

Garden Club of Danville

Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund

Pittsylvania County

Rippe Fund for Temple Beth Sholom

Temple Beth Sholom

Virginia Elizabeth “Betsy” Robertson Fund

Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

Rotary Club of Chatham

Boy Scouts of America

Danville Community College Educational Foundation

Claudia Vernon Smith Fund

Caswell Friends of the Library

Cora Taylor Younger Smith Fund

American Indian College Fund

Berea College

United Negro College Fund

Stendig Family Fund

Temple Beth Sholom

Benjamin M. Sugg Fund

Halifax County – Clover Cemetery

John C. Swanson, Jr. Fund

Caswell Friends of the Library

City of Danville– Danville Public Library

Halifax County-South Boston Library

Pittsylvania County Public Library

Urban Bible & Ministry Institute/NCP Fund

New Community of Praise, Inc.

Veterinary Emergency Treatment Fund

Danville Area Humane Society

Veterans Memorial Fund

Veterans Memorial Discretionary Trust

The Wednesday Club Endowment Fund

God’s Pit Crew

Wynne’s Falls Fund

Crossroads Reconciliation Services

Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund

Town of Yanceyville

 

The Community Foundation’s next grant cycle will begin in June for projects to be funded in 2019. The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is a public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of civic leaders to improve and enrich area lives through the generosity of donors. The Community Foundation office can be reached at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA, 24541, (434) 793-0884 or their web site at www.cfdrr.org.